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Clergy sex abuse victims call for changes to Connecticut law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Advocates and victims of clergy intercourse abuse are calling for adjustments to Connecticut’s statute of limitations regulation.

The Hartford Courant experiences that victims hope the current launch of a report important of Bridgeport church leaders’ response to clergy abuse will help their struggle to alter the regulation. The report discovered 281 individuals had been abused by 71 monks for the reason that diocese’s inception.

Under present Connecticut regulation, little one victims of sexual abuse should sue earlier than they flip 51 years previous.

Gail Howard, of the Connecticut chapter of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, says victims over the age of 51 deserve an opportunity to return ahead.

A activity power finding out the civil statute of limitations lately held its first assembly. It’s required to difficulty suggestions to lawmakers by early February.

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